Dr. Vasquez is a licensed psychologist who specializes in acute as well as chronic symptoms of anxiety; acute as well as chronic symptoms of depression; anger management; acute as well as chronic symptoms of environmental/relational trauma; familial difficulties; social difficulties; romantic relational difficulties; identity exploration; and relaxation-based pain management. Dr. Vasquez completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), wherein he majored in psychology and graduated summa cum laude as well as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Vasquez completed his Master’s degree in clinical psychology as well as doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Loma Linda University (LLU), in the Department of Psychology of the School of Behavioral Health; his concentration was forensic psychology and the focus of his doctoral research was on fibromyalgia syndrome. Dr. Vasquez’s doctoral project was the creation of a training manual for U.S. providers of mental health services to fibromyalgia syndrome patients. Dr. Vasquez completed a pre-doctoral training rotation at UCR Counseling and Psychological Services and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at LLU, in the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Vasquez has been providing mental health services to individuals with various mental and physical health conditions for approximately the last ten years, at various locations in the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles. Dr. Vasquez’s expertise includes the treatment of anxiety and depression, relaxation skills-based stress management, the management of grief, the treatment of trauma, and the management of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia syndrome, particularly the management of the familial, social, occupational, and/or romantic relational difficulties that can intensify the symptoms of such conditions. When providing psychological services to patients, Dr. Vasquez tends to utilize an integrative approach to treatment which can include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution-focused therapy, and stress reduction and mindfulness techniques; the goal of such an approach is to assist patients in learning how to manage their lives in adaptive ways so that they can experience reduced pain, increased functionality, and improved quality of life as a result of such learning.